Best Links of the Week 11/3/2017

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Four Key Words For Developing Church Core Values

Core Values are the guard rails that keep a church focused on its mission. Therefore, it’s important to take the time to get them right. Posted by Pastors Today.

Spiritual Disciplines in a Digital Age

The digitally connected world has given us access to more information and less understanding. Posted by Philip Nation.

Not Fair to Lead Everyone the Same

It is not fair for a leader to lead everyone the same way because every person on the team is different and needs different leadership. Posted by Eric Geiger.

Four Ways Pastors Can Invest in Themselves

Have you ever felt like your well has run dry or there is nothing left in your cup to pour out? If we say yes to everything, we lose the opportunity to give our best to anything. Posted by Pastors Today.

Best Links of the Week 10/27/2017

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Four Ways Pastors Can Invest in Themselves

It is easy in ministry to give so much that you wake up one day and feel you have nothing else to give. Posted by Pastors Today.

5 Things Leaders Need to Give Up

Leading means partnering and partnering means sacrificing. Posted by The Exchange.

7 Lazy Leadership Practices

Many of us have some lazy tendencies when it comes to leadership. I do at times. This is as much an inward reflecting post as an outward teaching. Posted by Ron Edmondson.

The Five Choices of Declining Churches

In theory, the choices are simple. But putting them to practice is not so easy. Posted by Thom Rainer.

Best Links of the Week 10/20/2017

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Three Questions To Improve Your Self-Awareness

To make it to the end we need to be self-aware of what is driving us, our blindspots, and our physical, spiritual, and emotional health. Posted by Pastors Today.

4 Failings of the 60,000-foot Leader

But just as it is dangerous for planes to fly too high (commercial airlines are limited to 45,000 feet), it is dangerous when a leader leads at 60,000 feet, when a leader soars too high above the work. Posted by Eric Geiger.

3 Ways Pastors and Church Leaders Undermine Themselves on Social Media

Social media use is pervasive in American culture today. The various social media platforms we use are the 21st century version of the town square—they are modern-day spaces to exchange ideas, learn the news, and more. Posted by The Exchange.

Shepherding Those Who Don’t Want a Shepherd

There are people in your church who do not like you. They certainly do not want to be led by you. You have to be okay with that. Posted by Pastors Today.

 

Best Links of the Week 10/13/2017

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Eight Biblical Reasons to Preach to People’s Minds

We seem to talk little about the role of the mind in discipleship. Serving? Yes. Caring? Yes. The fruit of the Spirit? Yes. But, the mind? We almost seem to fear the subject, except in the most generic sense. Posted by Pastors Today.

5 Great Things That Happen When Leaders Get Out of Their Offices

The pull to stay in your office can be strong. There are plenty of emails and plenty of meetings to keep leaders stuck in their offices. But wise leaders get out of their offices. Posted by Eric Geiger.

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Best Links of the Week 10/7/2017

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How to Shepherd in the Aftermath of a Disaster

Following any disaster, pastors find there are spiritual and emotional needs of persons in their community who may have experienced life-changing disaster, as well as the needs of the church itself. How we shepherd through these times will have both immediate and lasting impact in people’s lives. Posted by Pastors Today.

Read More – The New International Commentary

The volumes in this commentary bridge the gap between today’s world and that of Bible times. See how it looks in Wordsearch. Posted by Wordsearch.

How to Engage Your Community through Serving

We long for them to know about the ultimate way that Jesus has served us through the cross. We hope that our service points them to this hope. Posted by Pastors Today.

My Relationship with Leadership

Because of my experience, I think all of us can learn to be leaders. I don’t think leadership is simply something we are born with or not. We can learn skills, activities, and practices that help us in the area of leadership. Posted by Ed Stetzer.

The Four Most Common Acts of Stupidity that Get Pastors Fired

Pastors and other church leaders: Please heed the words in this post. Please understand the counsel comes from a guy who’s been around a while, a guy who has seen stupid more times than I would ever want. Posted by Thom Rainer.

Best Links of the Week 9/22/2017

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Can Leadership Be Learned? 

You do not have to be a natural-born leader to become a great leader. Posted by The Exchange

3 Reasons Why Ministry Leaders Choose to Be Isolated

Dietrich Bonhoeffer boldly declared that sin demands to have a man by himself. We must resist the temptation to live and serve in isolation. Posted by Pastors Today.

The Overcommitted Church

The overcommitted church has become the ineffective church. So how did our churches get in this predicament? The causes are many, but here are seven of them. Posted by Thom Rainer.

3 Places Where Leaders Must Be AT LEAST Average

You must be at least average in important areas of your leadership or those weaknesses will overshadow your strengths. Posted by Eric Geiger.

4 Ways Pastors Can Help With Mental Health

The local church should be the front door for both the upstream solutions, as well as the downstream problems of mental health. Posted by Pastors Today.